Jack Scott (baseball)

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Jack Scott
File:Jack Scott 1922.jpg
Born: (1892-04-18)April 18, 1892
Ridgeway, North Carolina
Died: November 30, 1959(1959-11-30) (aged 67)
Durham, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 1916, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1929, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 103-109
Earned run average 3.85
Strikeouts 657

John William Scott (April 18, 1892 in Ridgeway, North Carolina – November 30, 1959 in Durham, North Carolina) was a professional baseball pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1916 to 1929. He would play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Phillies.

A right-hander, Jack Scott pitched a four-hit shutout in Game 3 of the 1922 World Series against the New York Yankees, and he and the Giants went on to win the championship. Scott started one game of the 1923 World Series against the Yankees as well.

He was a knuckleball pitcher and workhorse, leading the league in games pitched three times, including 50 appearances on the mound in 1926.

Scott started both ends of a doubleheader on June 19, 1927 for the Phillies, beating the Reds in the opener 3-1, dropping the nightcap 3-0. He threw complete games in each, allowing just four runs and one walk.

He finished his career with a record of 103-109.

Scott was a very good hitter as pitchers go. His 187 career hits included five home runs and four triples, with a batting average of .275.

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